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Alarm Management

Building an Enterprise-Wide Automation Architecture
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Building an Enterprise-Wide Automation Architecture

As manufacturers collect more and more data for analysis and decision-making, the need for an enterprise-wide automation system architecture strategy becomes ever more critical.
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Patlite: Voice Command/Audible Alarm Systems

The Smart Alert and MP3 Smart Alert Series audible alarms are used for commercial, manufacturing, industrial, institutional, and public settings to quickly and clearly alert individuals of an emergenc
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Upgrading That '70s Interface

The move to distributed control systems that deliver data in a digital format made old interfaces obsolete. But what some thought were improvements were actually obstacles.
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Consolidating Multiple Operator Control Stations
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4 Steps to Consolidating Multiple Operator Control Stations

Replacing a legacy control system affords the opportunity to consolidate multiple operator control stations. Experience shows some key considerations will increase the chances of success.
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Alarms Continue to Be a Nuisance

Honeywell Process Solutions, out now with new alarm management software, is perplexed over why manufacturers fail to keep their alarm programs on track.
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Dynamic alarm management solutions for safer plant operations
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Dynamic alarm management solutions for safer plant operations

AgileOps from Prosys delivers a fully integrated experience with a single Web-based user interface that provides a same-look view and control of the whole operation - no matter whether you're running multiple applications and control systems from different manufacturers.
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Google Glass and Alarms
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Google Glass and Alarms

Inductive Automation announces work with Google Glass to leverage the technology for alarm notification and remediation.
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Barriers to Human Reliability
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Barriers to Human Reliability

The idea of placing greater emphasis on operator interaction with automated systems has been gaining traction.
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The Human-Automation Intersection
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The Human-Automation Intersection

A developing trend among a number of automation interface hardware and software suppliers is to focus more on the operator experience.
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Mobile HMIs Aid a Workforce on the Move

Because phones, tablets and other mobile devices can squeeze latency and other waste from processes, they are rapidly becoming serious tools for manufacturing.
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Operator Interfaces: Moving from Comfortable to Most Effective

Continuous process industries have spent almost 20 years analyzing how control system interfaces and alarm management policies help or hinder plant performance.
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Case Application
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Better Alarm Management at an Ethanol Plant

Don Jolly and Jason D. Hurst, both principals and senior controls engineers for system integrator Trident Automation (www.tridentautomation.com) in Kaukauna, Wis.
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35 Percent Reduction in Alarms at an Oil Refinery

Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com) shared this early success story on alarm management at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, a 280,000 barrel per day refinery.
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Ralph Whitney, Instrument/Electrical Reliability, Nova Chemicals
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Nova Chemicals Tackles Alarm and Turnaround Management

As the device-management tag counts rose, Nova Chemicals saw alerts rise too.
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Alarm Management Lessons
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Air France Flight 447 Automation Lessons for Manufacturers

Primary contributors to the deadly Air France Flight 447 crash were inappropriate pilot reactions to alarms. Which begs the question: Are operators at your plant better trained to react to alarms than the Air France pilots?
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